Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a CEO, or a total boss babe, at some point or another we’re all guilty of being a hot mess some days, am I right?! You can’t see me, but I’m currently jumping up and down with BOTH hands in the air, because I’m a hot mess more often than just “some” days. Who’s with me? If you’re in the same boat as me, keep reading! In this post, I’m here to talk about why that’s totally OKAY, so that we can all just sit back, relax, and embrace our hot mess days!
As women, we put SOOO much pressure on ourselves to have it all together. We want to be super successful at whatever we do, we want to be the best partner, we want to be an awesome mom, and at the same time we want to be a total badass while doing all of it. We also want to have our makeup on point, hair done, and dress to the nines. Let me tell you, that is A LOT to do on a regular basis, let alone on a daily basis. The reality is that things don’t always go our way from day-to-day. Whether that means your favourite shirt is in the laundry, or your child is having the biggest tantrum of their life, or you’re running late for just about everything, we all experience days that are significantly less than perfection. And you know what, that’s completely OK!
We need those kind of days every once in a while. And if you think I’m crazy for saying that, just hear me out. Because of all the pressure that we put on ourselves on a daily basis to have it all together and be as close to perfection as we can, we tend to always be on the go and leave little time to just breathe and accept things as they are. I mean, yes the idea of having the perfect life is alluring at best, but the reality is that it can be EXHAUSTING to always have it all together. In my opinion, I think we should all just accept those less than perfect days and embrace being a hot mess. I’m talking no makeup, top knot, and sipping on a cup of tea while trying to get your life together. For me personally, those days ironically feel the most relaxing to me because I’m no longer worried about all the tiny details and the pressure that comes with perfection. Instead, I allow myself to take some extra time to get things done and I don’t stress over the mishaps. And guess what happens? I don’t die. In fact, I actually thrive because I remind myself that I’m only human and I don’t need to live day-to-day with an insane amount of pressure on myself to be perfect and have it all together.
I truly believe that embracing our “hot mess” days is the BEST thing that we can do, especially when you can recognize that you’re just having one of those days right from the get-go. We all need some time to take the pressure off and just go with the flow because it reminds us that we’re not perfect and we’re allowed to be human and have things go wrong from time to time. So next time you’re having a day where it feels like you’re just a hot mess, embrace it and go with the flow. Once you embrace it and stop stressing about everything that’s not going your way, I promise you’ll feel a TON better!